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Taking a Bigger Bite out of Culinary Tourism

Posted April 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Taste of Nova Scotia is leading a series of creative marketing projects this year to promote Nova Scotia as a culinary tourism destination. With a growing number of gastronomic attractions emerging across the province, the association is working to har…

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Senator Macdonald to Make Announcement in Goodwood

Posted April 23, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event at the Saltscapes Expo where Senator Michael L. MacDonald, on behalf of the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (ACOA), will announce support for a Nova Scotia culinary tourism initiative.

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Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Economic Action Plan 2015

Posted April 21, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Saskatoon on Wednesday April 22nd, to speak to the North Saskatoon Business Association on the benefits of Economic Action Plan 2015.

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Harper Government calls for National Disaster Mitigation Program proposals

Posted April 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Honourable Steven Blaney, Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness today launched the first call for proposals for the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP).

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Innovative kitchen project receives federal and provincial support

Posted April 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

FREDERICTON (GNB) – Food producers in New Brunswick have a new way to bring their products to market thanks in part to investments from the federal and provincial governments.

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Stronger CWB increases competition in grain sector

Posted April 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced Government of Canada approval of a deal reached between Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) and G3 Global Grain Group which ensures CWB becomes a fully private and global competitor in the Canadian grain sector.

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The Commercialization of the CWB

Posted April 15, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) has been preparing for commercialization since the Marketing Freedom for Grain Farmers Act was introduced in 2011.

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Minister Ritz to announce developments in CWB commercialization

Posted April 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Winnipeg, Manitoba on Wednesday, April 15 to provide an update on the commercialization process for CWB.

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Harper Government Supports Seafood Exports

Posted April 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

British Columbia’s seafood harvesters will receive support to help promote and increase export demand for Canadian Pacific sea urchins and sea cucumber skins and meats to new and emerging markets.

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Investing in Grain Sector to Increase Exports

Posted April 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced an investment of $1.4 million under Growing Forward 2 for two projects being led by the Canada Grains Council (CGC) to help the grain industry demonstrate its compliance with global sustainability require…

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Harper Government Streamlines Variety Registration Process

Posted April 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today announced upcoming changes to streamline and modernize the way crop varieties are registered in Canada. The Government of Canada worked closely with the crop production value chain to ensure that Canada’s Variety R…

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Harper Government supports Canadian wheat manufacturing through research at the University of Manitoba

Posted April 14, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

New research at the University of Manitoba will help Canadian manufacturers of Asian-style noodles boost their production, enhancing economic activity in an export industry that is a major source of foreign revenue.

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Report Highlights Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector’s Strength

Posted April 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The latest data shows that the agriculture and agri-food sector continues to generate significant economic benefits for Canada. Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) today released the annual Overview of the Canadian Agriculture and Agri-Food System….

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Harper Government Supports British Columbia’s Seafood Industry

Posted April 13, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Hon. Kerry-Lynne D. Findlay, P.C., Q.C., MP for Delta-Richmond East and Minister of National Revenue will be in Richmond, British Columbia, on April 14, 2015, to make an announcement in support of British Columbia’s seafood industry.

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Investment by Harper Government in Commercial Beekeeping to Bolster Agriculture Industry

Posted April 10, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, announced $140,000 in funding provided through the Western Diversification Program (WDP), towards …

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Investment by Harper Government to Bolster Agriculture Industry

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Langley, British Columbia, April 9, 2015 – Members of the media are invited to attend an important event with Mark Warawa, Member of Parliament for Langley, on behalf of the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the agriculture industry.

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Statement from Minister Ritz on the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Marketing Freedom

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Today the Supreme Court of Canada rejected the leave application to continue with the class action lawsuit brought by the Friends of the Canadian Wheat Board (Dennis et al) against the Government for removing the single-desk monopoly of the Canadian Wh…

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Harper Government Boosts Food and Beverage Exports

Posted April 9, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Chungsen Leung, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of over $2.1 million to the Canadian Food Exporters Association (CFEA) to help the Canadian food processing industry gain and maintain acce…

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Harper Government Supports Profitable Food Processing and Export Industry

Posted April 8, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Chungsen Leung will be in Toronto on Thursday, April 9, to make an announcement in support of the Canadian food processing and food export industries.

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Advance Payments Program improved under the Agricultural Growth Act

Posted March 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Advance Payments Program (APP) is a financial loan guarantee program that gives producers easier access to credit through cash advances.

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Harper Government Improves Cash Advance Program for 2015

Posted March 30, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz today highlighted major enhancements to the Advance Payments Program (APP) designed to improve and streamline administration, provide greater flexibility and more repayment options, and ease access to the program for pro…

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Harper Government to Further Support Canadian Agricultural Producers

Posted March 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be in Saskatoon on March 30, to make an announcement that will provide greater support for Canada’s agricultural producers.

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Harper Government Invests in Research for Canada’s Fertilizer Industry

Posted March 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $1.1 million to the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI). The investment will facilitate research and development to improve the effic…

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Harper Government Invests in Biocontrol Research for Canada’s Greenhouse Sector

Posted March 27, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Dean Allison, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today an investment of $143,260 to the Vineland Research and Innovation Centre to conduct research into improving the use of biological controls for pest and dis…

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Minister Ritz Discusses Canada-Ukraine Agricultural Cooperation with Minister Pavlenko

Posted March 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz meets with Oleksiy Pavlenko, Ukraine’s Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food, to review cooperation and other issues of mutual interest between Canada and Ukraine in the field of agriculture.

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Harper Government Invests in Canada’s Fertilizer Industry

Posted March 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux, will be at the Maxville Fair Grounds in Maxville, Ontario, on Friday, March 27, 2015, to make an announcement in support of Canada’s Fertilizer Industry.

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Harper Government Supports Profitable Greenhouse Industry

Posted March 26, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament Dean Allison (Niagara West-Glanbrook) will be in Vineland Station, Ontario, on Friday, March 27, to make an announcement in support of greenhouse research.

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Nova Scotia Innovation Programs Open for Applications

Posted March 24, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Nova Scotia farmers are encouraged to apply for innovation support through $1.2 million proposal-based programs.

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Minister Ritz Concludes Mission to South Korea and Looks to Boost Business Opportunities in Japan

Posted March 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Following his second visit to Vietnam earlier this week, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz concluded his fifth agricultural trade mission to South Korea and his seventh trade mission to Japan.

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Governments Invest Over $1 Million into Saskatchewan 4-H Council

Posted March 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Saskatchewan 4-H Council will benefit from a new three-year agreement totaling $1.05 million under Growing Forward 2. This support means the council will receive $350,000 per year, an increase of $50,000 annually over the previous agreement to sup…

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Harper Government Invests in Diagnostic Technology to Improve Corn Yields

Posted March 20, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

A&L Biologicals Inc. is receiving an investment of $1.19 million to help develop a diagnostic test that will help corn producers increase their productivity through improved plant and soil health, MP Susan Truppe (London North Centre), on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, announced today.

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Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz to Highlight Mission to Vietnam, South Korea and Japan

Posted March 19, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

On Friday, March 20, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz will be available to speak to media via teleconference about his trade mission to Vietnam, South Korea and Japan.

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Harper Government Support Increases Access to Global Markets for Canadian Lamb Producers

Posted March 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

The Canadian Lamb Producers Cooperative (CLPC) will be able develop and implement an export plan for western Canadian lamb producers thanks to a $784,500 investment announced today by the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Econom…

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Minister Ritz Promotes Canadian Beef and Creates Agricultural Trade in Vietnam

Posted March 18, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has concluded his agricultural trade mission to Vietnam, where he promoted world-class, safe Canadian beef and created business opportunities for industry representatives in the delegation.

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Harper Government to Assist Canadian Lamb Producers Access Global Markets

Posted March 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Members of the media are invited to attend an event with the Honourable Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic Diversification, to benefit the development of a unique export market for Western Canada.

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AgriRisk Initiative – Alberta Federation of Agriculture

Posted March 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Severe flooding events across Canada have had a significant impact on individuals, farms, businesses, and governments in recent years, but were most acute on the Prairies. Since 2007, governments have responded sixteen times through the AgriRecovery Fr…

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Harper Government Invests to Help Producers Manage the Risk of Drought and Flooding

Posted March 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

New simulation models designed to predict the effects of overland flooding and drought could pave the way to new and better insurance coverage for agricultural producers. Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin Blaine Calkins, on behalf of Agriculture Min…

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Harper Government Invests to Expand Winter Wheat Acreage

Posted March 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Member of Parliament for Lethbridge Jim Hillyer, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, today announced an investment of $1 million to the Alberta Wheat Commission to develop an innovative, low-cost way to increase winter wheat production in wes…

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Harper Government Invests in Potato Research and Development

Posted March 17, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Parliamentary Secretary Gerald Keddy, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, along with Member of Parliament Mike Allen, today announced an investment of $1.83 million in a Canadian-led international research effort to give potato farmers a tech…

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Harper Government Supports Alberta’s Crops Sector

Posted March 16, 2015 by Canada News Centre - National News

Blaine Calkins, Member of Parliament for Wetaskiwin, will be in Lacombe, Alberta, on March 17, 2015, to make an announcement in support of Alberta’s agriculture sector.

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